What are the best nonfiction books?

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    #1A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking is an acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. 

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    Eva He
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "I would have never looked at anything Stephen Hawking related prior to this solution. I feel like this was really what I wanted to see, something well-known, but not commonly suggested or thought of. I am excited to delve deep into this book."
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    #2In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
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    Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I was in the market for a nonfiction true story of crime in the USA. I found this book on amazon website and bought it on a whim. I was instantly hooked. I do recommend this book to anyone who likes nonfiction crime stories. "
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    #3I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words. This memoir is a modern classic that will touch hearts and change minds.

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    Jeffrey Black
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love Maya Angelou book. She has a pure uncensored outlook on life that is just so realistic. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I think the bigotry represented in this book relates to the bigotry we are seeing in today's America. It's powerful, moving, and sometimes frightening if you have never experienced anything mentioned in this book. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the best non-fiction book of all time is The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas? This is according to Time Magazine’s list of All-TIME 100 Nonfiction Books. It is also one of the 20 greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. As ranked by the Modern Library in 1998. This experimental memoir is by American author Gertrude Stein. The novel is well-known for its easier-to-read narrative style. Which is different from Stein’s other modernist works. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is a nonfiction book that tells of Stein's life. Through her partner Alice B. Toklas’ point of view. Other nonfiction book recommendations often include memoirs or autobiographies. Nonfiction has many subgenres and one popular form of nonfiction is a memoir.

A memoir or autobiography is a form of nonfiction in which someone writes about their own life. Memoirs are a unique nonfiction subject which is like writing a fiction novel. This is because when writing a memoir, the author ends up writing a synopsis. Instead of a book proposal like other nonfiction genres. But, narrative nonfiction is someone else’s life or events written by another person. Narrative nonfiction comes in many names. These are creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and fact-based storytelling. 

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    #4Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson is a cult classic of gonzo journalism. It chronicles a drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times of a road trip that went down in the annals of American pop culture.

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    Bruce Sandoval
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the closest I've felt to being on drugs without actually taking any. Hunter S. Thompson is a master at painting visual images in the readers eye and the story will keep you guessing."
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    #5The Second Sex

    The Second Sex

    The Second Sex by French author Simone de Beauvoir is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of a woman, and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. The French book was originally published in 1949.

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    Nicole Moore
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "This was an interesting read. I became with the author from a French professor, and love her take on the fairer sex, and how we are perceived in our world. I thought I was the only one questioning woman's place in the world - it was nice to see that I was not alone."
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    #6A Room of One's Own

    A Room of One's Own

    In A Room of One's Own, author Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister equal in talent, and genius, but her legacy is radically different. She never writes a word and dies by her own hand.

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    Elvira Beltrán
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "While searching for a book in the nonfiction genre, I came across Ms. Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Although it is a great read, I do not recommend it to solve the dilemma of finding a nonfiction story."
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    #7The Last of the Tsars

    The Last of the Tsars

    The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service, tells the tale of the last Tsar of All the Russias, who abdicated in March 1917 and caused the fall of the dynasty that had ruled for three centuries.

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    Cynthia Mendez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a pretty interesting book on the history of the Tsars, and if you're into well researched non fiction this is probably a great book for you. It can get a little dry, as many history based books do, but it's well researched and gives you plenty of information."
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    #8A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution

    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution
    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation that presents a panorama of Russian society on the eve of that revolution. 
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    Henry Young
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "I was looking for a good nonfiction book to read and came across A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution. I had never really looked into this aspect of history, and found myself somewhat interested, so I bought the book and I was very pleased. This aspect of history was very interesting, and the writing was of excellent quality and very easy to read. I highly recommend this book!"
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    #9History of the Russian Revolution

    History of the Russian Revolution
    History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents the liberating character of the early Russian Revolution.
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    Jacqueline Cooper
    Written on June 27, 2017
    "History of the Russian Revolution is an interesting read if you are interested in the subjects of Russia, their revolution, politics, etc. I like that it offers a perspective as to the events of the Russian Revolution, but the massive amounts of text with sophisticated writing can get boring at times. Overall, it's a good book, though."
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    #10Ten Days That Shook the World

    Ten Days That Shook the World
    Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed is this journalist's eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917.
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    Austin Howell
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "This book is a bit of a train wreck. First of all, the book writing is extremely disjointed and hard to read. Secondly, Reed is so obviously very PRO Bolshevik that this can hardly be looked at as an unbiased account. His personal friendship with Lenin makes one wonder if this can really marked as "nonfiction".I will continue my search for a truly accurate version of events."
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    #11Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Women Who Run With the Wolves
    In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. 
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    John Hernandez
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "This is another book that I read on my wife's request. My main motivation was to read it and them complain how stupid it was. Imagine my surprise when I ended up really enjoying it. It opened my eyes and provided me with a lot of insights into the women in our lives. Guys, give this a chance so that you can help your lady grow."
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    #12We Should All Be Feminists

    We Should All Be Feminists
    We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a personal, eloquently-argued essay that addresses the question of what feminism means today with humor and levity.
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    Sara Gomez
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "I mean it's a little bit cheating since I am a feminist already.... but This is one of the best, if not the best, nonfiction book you can get your grubby little hands on. Very personal, very in-depth, and all around great book."
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    #13Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

    Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
    In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Audre Lorde writes fifteen essays and speeches that take on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. 
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    Sharon Gibson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a very enlightening book to read! It provides insight into practically every area of social life today. I found it to be very helpful in broadening my understanding and improving my outlook on issues facing us."
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    #14What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

    In 1982, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

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    Brian Larson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "If you are a fan of Murakami's fiction, then you'll find this memoir entertaining. His writing style is open and honest, and you come away from this read, feeling a bit closer to the famous author. If you are new to Murakami's writing, I'd suggest starting with a novel, maybe Norwegian Wood. I do a bit of running, and I found his ruminations on the sport interesting, so that might be an attraction for you. "
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    #15Poop

    Poop

    Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable (Nicola Davies Science series) by Nicola Davies and illustrator Neal Layton was published in 2004. This non-fiction children's book is about animal feces.

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    Betty Pearson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book is hilarious! My son has read it at least a half a dozen times in the last week."
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    #16Henrietta James

    Henrietta James

    Henrietta James: Not Everyone Poops by Nerissa N. Nordquist and Kris Adams, and illustrator Dan Solovitz was published in 2012. This book is about the reply of Henrietta James regarding the published book that "everyone poops."

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    Timothy Howard
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Not Everyone Poops is a response book to the popular book entitled Everyone Poops. This is a humorous look at some gastrointestinal issues that plague a wide range of people and offers insight, through comedy, to issues that people face often silently and without support. "
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    #17Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future is a non-fiction book by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel, a renowned entrepreneur. It includes insights into how startup companies become successful.

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    Yu Gu
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I read this book in one afternoon and didn't learn anything I didn't already know. Some people simply aren't lucky. This book will not help them."
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    #18The Very Worst Thing

    The Very Worst Thing

    The Very Worst Thing by Torey Hayden is a non-fiction book dealing with psychological aspects of the life of the protagonist. The protagonist later found his happiness in animals.

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    Lee Mao
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "could be one of the best non-fiction books"
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    #19The Heroic Present

    The Heroic Present

    The Heroic Present: Life among the Gypsies is a non-fiction book written by Jan Yoors. It was published in 2004 by The Monacelli Press.

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    George Carlson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Had good ratings 4.5 of 5 . Semi autio biographical and it certailny wouild provide insight into these people Gypsiers in gereal;. Probably would make for a good read imho"
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    #20Psychobabble

    Psychobabble

    Psychobabble: A Straight Forward, Plain English Guide to the Benefits of NLP is a guidebook written by Donna Blinston. It is made for amateurs and was first published on November 30, 2009.

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    Harold Fowler
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Non-fiction books is a huge collection of books in which you cannot determine the best. Psychobabble is somehow a hard to read book which can be categorized as a Neuropsychology book."
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    #21Supercars

    Supercars
    Supercars: Masterpieces of Design and Engineering is a book about cars written by Richard Dredge first published in 2006 by Thunder Bay Press. This book contains a profile of the most famous car brands. 
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    Elena Solano
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "My husband collects books about cars, so I bought this one for him for his Birthday. He is often found in the den reading it and checking out the supercars in it. He loves how pristine and detailed it is."
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    #22Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew

    Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew
    Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew is written by Alex Kershaw. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2008 by Da Capo Press.
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    Eric Crawford
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I love disaster books where something time critical happens and (hopefully) the survivors escape. This book takes it to the next level for me by adding war and capture into the mix after the escape. Reading about the people who serve our country and their courage to fight for our rights at the hands of the Japanese in 1944 was amazing."
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    #23There were Three of Us in the Relationship

    There were Three of Us in the Relationship

    There were Three of Us in the Relationship: The Secret Letters of Marie Antoinette is the first volume of the book written by Margaret Anne MacLeod containing the letters written by the iconic French Queen.

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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I'm not sure how 'non-fiction' this book is. Author takes a lot of liberty in using her own opinions to explain what certain things in the letters mean that I don't see myself. If you have literally zero knowledge of Marie Antoinette this might appeal to you."
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    #24On the Road with Bob Dylan

    On the Road with Bob Dylan

    On the Road with Bob Dylan is a non-fiction biography book written by Larry Sloman. This was originally published in 2002. In this book, the author highlights the life of Bob Dylan, especially during tours.

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    Micaela Suárez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I'm not a big Bob Dylan fan but the book was interesting to follow through the mid 70s rock n roll era. I found the book to be a bit more about the reporter trying to keep up with Dylan rather than focusing on Dylan himself, which was a different perspective."
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    #25Wreck This Journal Everywhere

    Wreck This Journal Everywhere

    Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal Everywhere is a smart, miniature follow-up to her international bestseller, Wreck This Journal. It's for the die-hard wreckers of the world! "To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!"

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    Kimberly George
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "If you need to get back in touch with your creativity, this is the journal for you. I love the creativity and boundaries that I am pushed to with this book. Overall a great experience."
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    #26Hitler

    Hitler

    Hitler is a historical non-fiction book written by Joachim C. Fest. It is first published in 1973. This biography book is about Adolf Hitler's life on how he conquered Germany. 

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    Arthur Baker
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Nothing says reading fun like Hitler! I learned how to use the unrest in my office to climb the corporate ladder and I'm just about to send half of my co-workers to a cool learning camp! I'm glad I gave up painting to read more!"
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    #27Permaculture

    Permaculture

    Permaculture: A Designers' Manual is written by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay which thoroughly explains the real foundation work of permaculture design, as well as the philosophy of life. 

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    Ralph Reyes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Got this on a recommendation from a friend when I told them I was looking for a good non-fiction book. I have to say, I was highly disappointed in their pick. This is nearly 600 pages of feel-good liberal hippie nonsense, yuck. It's like the movie Fern Gully came to life and wrote a book or something. But really, its worst offense is that it's plain boring. Avoid."
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    #28Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's firsthand depiction of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. With a balanced take on the characters and a colorful depiction of the weather that shaped the event, Krakauer won an Academy Award in Literature in 1999. 

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    Celia Miranda
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This was a good historical read but only worth ready once."
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    #29Moving On

    Moving On
    Moving On: Creating Your House of Belonging with Simple Abundance is a non-fiction self-help memoir inspirational book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Meredith Corporation.
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    Guadalupe Sánchez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is yet another book on mindfulness and changing your attitude in order to change your life. Much of it is what you already know if you are on a path to openness and respect everyone regardless of faith. Hearing her story might help inspire your own so it is worth a read. "
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    #30The Mystery of Flight 427

    The Mystery of Flight 427

    The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation is a non-fiction book written by Bill Adair as an investigation into a crash of a Boeing 737 of Flight 427. Published in 2004 by Smithsonian Books.

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    Teresa Henderson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I was looking for a good non fiction book for my son to read over spring break and I purchased" The Mystery of Flight 427, Inside a Crash Investigation." It is a well written book by Bill Adair as he investigates the crash of a Boeing 737 of Flight 427. The book illustrates the event very objectively for readers to understand and breakdown the event."
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    #31Green Hills of Africa

    Green Hills of Africa

    Green Hills of Africa is the lyrical journal of Ernest Hemingway's one month stay on a safari in the country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933, which shows his interest and fascination on hunting. 

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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This book tells the story of safari, the biggest game reserve in Africa, very rich with Africa culture, I strongly recommend it."
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    #32The Complete Jewelry Making Course

    The Complete Jewelry Making Course
    The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers is a non-fiction reference book written by Jinx McGrath. It was published in 2007. 
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    Beverly Cox
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Not bad for beginners, but I didnt think there was enough resources in this course for someone like myself who is an intermediate jewelry maker. I would say the quality is ok. "
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    #33Lusitania

    Lusitania

    Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography is a World War I historical non-fiction book written by J. Kent Layton. This biography book is first published in 2007. 

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    Deborah Holland
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book about the Lusitania is interesting, but hardly anything groundbreaking to make it into a best of list for non-fiction. It does a nice job of recounting the history of the doomed vessel, but that's all."
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    #34Orcas of the Gulf

    Orcas of the Gulf

    Orcas of the Gulf: A Natural History by Gerard Gormley is a non-fiction book that tackles about the exploration of New England's waters and the whales and other realities of nature.

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    Sean Howell
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "For any whale fan, this book will give you a plenty history and of current events of the whales in New England. "
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    #35ABNKKBSNPLAKo?!

    ABNKKBSNPLAKo?!

    ABNKKBSNPLAKo?! is a non-fiction humorous book written by Bob Ong. This novel is about school experiences and first published in 2001 by Visprint Inc. 

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    Brandon Gray
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "No listings shown for this book, however if there was there would need to be more of a description."
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    #36Gaia's Garden

    Gaia's Garden

    Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture is the second edition written by Toby Hemenway which will broaden the discussion about permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers and farmers.  

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    Rosario Alonso
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The solution did tell you about the book, but I think the desriptioncould have provided a little more detail about permaculture or explained the concept/book in layman terms for anyone unfamiliar with that term/concept."
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    #37Her Right Foot

    Her Right Foot
    Her Right Foot is a quizzical and funny non-fiction novel authored by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris. It was released in September 2017. It the book of the year award from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and more.
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    Deborah Garza
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is an interesting and relevant book, as it covers some of America's immigrant past. In our current political climate with the debates about immigration, this presents a valid perspective of immigration being the basis of our rich American culture."
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    #38The Truth of All that Is

    The Truth of All that Is

    The Truth of All that Is: The Angel book to Enlightenment and Personal Transformation is a non-fiction self-help book written by Amelia Bert. It is first published in 2016 at ameliabert.com. 

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    Henry Bradley
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a good nonfiction and an outstanding self help book. Anyone looking for a good should check this out for sure. It is well written and the material is presented in an easy to digest manner. I definitely recommend this book to just about anyone!"
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    #39Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World is a historical and political non-fiction book written by Liaquat Ahamed. This economics book was first published in 2009 by Penguin Press. 

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    Tammy Taylor
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book has so much information about finance and banking, especially historically information, that I actually learned many things. I wouldn't be surprised to find this as required reading in a finance class because it doesn't contain the political side of financing."
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    #40Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a book written by Stephen Jay Gould featuring prehistoric creatures frozen in the Burgess Shale. With over 300 pages, it is published in 1990 by WW Norton & Company.

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    Luz María Lugo
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I would like to know more about why this person considers it one of the best non-fiction books. With 300 pages, it seems like this might be a tough read if you are not really interested in geology or prehistoric history. I would need more personal information from the reviewer to help me make up my mind."
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    #41Shale Gas

    Shale Gas

    Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril by Vikram Rao Ph.D. is a nonfiction novel originally published in July 2012 by the RTI Press. This book explores how Shale gas can upgrade the economy of U.S on energy sectors.

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    Aaron Bowman
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Controversial book that shows us the dangerous side of fracking. A good informative read, provides a lot of insight into the nature of this business. "
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    #42For the Love of a Dog

    For the Love of a Dog

    For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia B. McConnell was originally published in 2006. This non-fiction book highlights the importance of having a good relationship with man's best friend.

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    Johnny Diaz
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I was looking for a book to help me understand my dogs behaviors and why they act that way. I want sure if it was because of how I was behaving, or of it was just up to them to have their own personality. It's fairly recent and has some good knowledge about understanding your pets. "
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    #43A People’s History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

    A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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    Susan Brewer
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "American History is considered to be a book that has made history dry and full of real attractions. This is a book about the history of the greatest power in the world in the journey of more than 300 years of America from a new continent to become the leading power. The United States has so far been experiencing many wars from outside to within, including the Indian War against Europeans, the struggle against black racism race, the struggle of women for equality, the struggle of the working class against capitalism. "
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    #44Maximum Achievement

    Maximum Achievement

    Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed is a self-help book written by Brian Tracy. First published in 1993, this book is republished in 1995 by Simon Schuster.

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    Bobby Lawrence
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I very much dislike this book. Full of really simplistic, empty platitudes. I guess the same can be said of most self help type books, but this one took it to another level, at least from what I've read. Barely got through half of it before just giving up."
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    #45Pati's Mexican Table

    Pati's Mexican Table
    Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking is a non-fiction book by Pati Jinich. This includes some step-by-step guides on how to prepare some famous Mexican recipes.
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    Liu Ma
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Pati's mexican kitchen, puts me on the table in Mexico. In this essential non-fiction on Mexican cooking. Pati plates you various dishes from south of the border, in a colorful and step by step process."
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    #46My Listography

    My Listography

    My Listography: My Amazing Life in Lists by Lisa Nola is a quirky journal that will inspire young list-makers of ages 5 to 12 to create an autobiography in list form. Each list in this fun journal comes with a comical illustration.

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    Jiang Shao
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "For the best non-fiction books we must turn to the classics. Whether it is Herodotus' The Histories, Thucydides' Peloponnesian War, or Aristotle's Ethics, the best non-fiction book must tap into an aspect of reality that acheives perenially relvenence. A children's book about lists does not ahcieve perenially relevence. "
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    #47Island of the Lost

    Island of the Lost
    Island of the Lost is a story based on two shipwrecks in the accident-prone Auckland Island. Using a combination of records and existing journals from survivors, historian Joan Druett brilliantly recreated the 19th-century tragedies into a book. 


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    Jane Lin
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "The story of Auckland Island being explored. Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. With barely more than their bare hands, they build a cabin and, remarkably, a forge, where they manufacture their tools. A real page turner."
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    #48The Unconquered

    The Unconquered

    The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes is a non-fiction book written by Scott Wallace. In this book, the author highlights the indigenous tribes in the Amazon forest.

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    Nathan Soto
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I decided I wanted to learn more about the world and how mysterious it could be. This book taught me about the Amazon rain forest and how there is still much that we have not explored and is still wild. It really made me want to visit their. I would recommend this to anybody who loves the wilderness."
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    #49Why People Believe Weird Things

    Why People Believe Weird Things

    Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time is a nonfiction book by Michael Schermer that examines why people rarely digs deeper into facts. It has a foreword from Stephen Jay Gould.

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    Alice Nelson
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Interesting book."
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    #50Kingfish

    Kingfish

    Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long is a  historical non-fiction biography book written by Richrad D. White Jr. It was published in 2006 by Random House. 

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    Paul Lee
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I'd never heard of Huey Long before now, and I'm beginning to think that isn't an accident. This book was exciting and interesting, a portrait of a man who was willing to break through the corrupt and flagging political system to enact real change. Unfortunately he was too hot headed and egotistic to avoid a bullet in the end, but it was fun to learn about this unknown part of American history."
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    #51Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

    Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

    Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia is a non-fiction psychology book written by Richard E. Cytowic and David Eagleman. It is published in 2009 by The MIT Press. 

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    Rachel Porter
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Nice book to read!"
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    #52Two Ton: One Night, One Fight

    Two Ton: One Night, One Fight

    Two Ton: One Night, One Fight - Tony Galento vs Joe Luis is a biography by Joseph Monninger about the gigantic fight between Tony Galento and Joe Luis at Yankee Stadium in June 1939. This edition was published in August 2012.

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    Marilyn Holmes
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "A bit of both history and sports. Interesting how these fights took place before media was around."
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    #53The Unseen Lusitania

    The Unseen Lusitania

    The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations is a historical non-fiction book written by Eric Sauder. It was first published in  2015 by The History Press.

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    Gerald Hunt
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A good non fiction book that is newer and has good reviews"
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    #54Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France is a biography book written by Evelyne Lever that aims to give a fresh account of the scandalous and controversial life of one of the iconic figures in history. It was published in 2000.

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    Dorothy Ortiz
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Marie Antoinette is perhaps one of the most iconic history queens, up there with Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. So, I was excited to pick up this book and read it, to see what her life was like. I do have to admit, while I found reading the book interesting and, I think, informative, I did have some problems when I was ruminating on the book afterward. The information in the book, as I mentioned earlier, was interesting, but it also seemed biased. For example, in a time when arraigned marriages were the standard practice, Ms. Lever wrote about them as if it should not have happened. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of what things were like back then, but please keep the writer's bias in mind."
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    #55Coming to Term

    Coming to Term
    Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage is written by Jon Cohen on accumulated information on miscarriage. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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    Alice Weber
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I would not choose this topic for the best non-fiction book as I don't really care to read about miscarriages. It is interesting as this is one man's tale of finding the truth behind his wife's 4 miscarriages. If this is a topic of interest to you it is well written and a good treatise on the subject."
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    #56Creepy Cute Crochet

    Creepy Cute Crochet

    Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! is a non-fiction guidebook about knitting written by Christen Haden. It is first published in 2008 by Quirk Books. 

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    Doris Oliver
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I love this book! I have been trying to get my 10-year-old daughter to crochet but she wasn't interested in crocheting anything that I normally crochet. She loves zombie things and she jumped right in on learning how to make some of the creepy cuties that are in this book. "
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    #57Calder Jewelry

    Calder Jewelry

    Calder Jewelry is an art reference book about jewelry making written by Mark Rosenthal and Jane Adlin. This non-fiction book features around 300 bracelets, brooches, and necklaces. 

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    Christina Stephens
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I love this book. The details are great, the instructions are easy to follow, and you finish not only being able to recreate what is in the book, but also with the knowledge to make your own original pieces."
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    #58Iron Coffins

    Iron Coffins
    Iron Coffins: A Personal Account Of The German U-boat Battles Of World War II by U-boat commander Herbert Werner. With over 300 pages, this book was published in 2002 by Da Capo Press.
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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This book was a fascinating read from beginning to end. What first drew me to this book was the eye catching title but what kept me coming back was the thorough explanation of submarines in war. I had a great time reading this book and would recommend it to anyone"
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    #59Kawaii Bento Boxes

    Kawaii Bento Boxes
    Kawaii Bento Boxes: Cute and Convenient Japanese Meals on the Go is a non-fiction cookbook written by Joie Staff. It is published in 2009 by Japan Publications Trading.
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    Elizabeth Watson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    ""Kawaii Bento Boxes" is great book that provides a lot of useful information on Japanese meal preparation. This book is great for someone that is always on the go and wants a little unique Japanese cuisine experience. It would also work wonders for introducing any picky eaters (especially children) to try something new. "
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    #60Salt and Saffron

    Salt and Saffron

    Salt and Saffron is Kamila Shamsie's novel about a Pakistani girl, her life in the US and the ancestral issues she has had to deal with. The novel was published on  May 15th, 2002 by Bloomsbury USA .

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    Paul Mendez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I found Salt and Saffron to be a well written book by a gifted author. The stories are clever, the characters witty and I appreciate the insight to the culture. I truly enjoyed this book and was aware of my own ideas of social classes being challenged as the book explored the different types of relations between castes. "
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    #61Gaza Writes Back

    Gaza Writes Back

    Gaza Writes Back is an anthology of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, Palestine. The writers are all members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade.

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    Amanda Robertson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I had an interest in learning more about the conflicts and lives of people from Gaza. I went and found Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine and picked it up hoping to learn a little something more. It had been labelled one of the best non-fiction books so I got it and read it. It was really eye opening to read about different lives and how they have been effected."
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    #62Flight 232

    Flight 232
    Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival is a non-fiction account of a history of an aviation accident in the form of the United Airlines Flight 232. This is written by Laurence Gonzales and published by WW Norton Company.

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    Nancy Warren
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is a riveting read but may be difficult for some due to the back and forth nature of the book. It constantly jumps from time to time but it also keeps you engaged and makes you feel as if you are right there in the action. It is obvious that this book was written with care and research. "
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    #63The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

    The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

    The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide: Secrets and Strategies from Successful Couples Who Have Gone the Distance by Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell is a non-fiction book that provides the secrets on how to have an effective long-distance relationship.

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    Bella Zhou
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The authors clearly took a lot of time interviewing other couples for this book, but there were so many interviews that I felt like I was reading the same laundry list of other people's relationships over and over... john smith worked and lived in X, sally sue was going to school in Y. They could only meet up every Z weekends in N and because of B they encountered problem L. They eventually fixed it by R. I was just kind of bored, as someone who is in a long-term long-distance relationship, I didn't find this particularly help"
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    #64There Are No Shortcuts

    There Are No Shortcuts

    There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith is the author's account of his teaching journey. This book will inspire not just the teachers but also the students that learning can be fun.

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    Benjamin Hart
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Looks like a great book to read."
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    #65The Toaster Oven Mocks Me

    The Toaster Oven Mocks Me

    The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia is a humorous non-fiction memoir written by Steve Margolis. This book was first published in 2015. 

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    Beatriz Ávila
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "A great read about Synesthesia. I loved all the dynamic color pages. They were so vibrant and beautiful. The humor of this book is outstanding as the writer tells us what having synesthesia is like in a fascinating way. I feel like I got to really know what this writer goes thru daily in his life. You will not be disappointed with this book. A great non-fiction book. "
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    #66The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art

    The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art

    The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art is a non-fiction martial arts book written by Stephen K. Hayes. It is about Japanese martial arts Ninjutsu and it first published in 1981. 

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    Carolyn Dunn
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I didn't think I would like this book, but turns out it was an interesting tale of Japaense Ninjutsu. The author writes well and even if you are not a Ninja fighter, you will still enjoy the story of how this great art came to be. It's not a very long book and has very few pictures, so for a casual reader this is the perfect non-fiction book."
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    #67The Design Revolution

    The Design Revolution

    The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligence Design is a non-fiction book that examines the limits of science. It won the Christianity Today Book Award in 2005. Grover Gardner narrated the Audio Book version.

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    Hao Cao
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "What a great book to read."
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    #68Mrs. Sharp's Traditions

    Mrs. Sharp's Traditions

    Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort & Joy is a non-fiction self-help parenting book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2001 by Scribner.

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    Amber Walsh
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I absolutely love learning about traditions, especially of specific eras. As a parent and caretaker of the home it is always interesting to learn of the ways of the past. I don't keep many books, but I will keep this one to have and look through from time to time. "
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    #69Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens

    Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens

    Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens: How Synesthetes Color Their Worlds is a non-fiction psychological book written by Patricia Lynne Duffy. It is first published in 2001. 

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    Carol Reid
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Imagine a world in which words have colors and sounds have tastes. In his autobiography, Vladimir Nabokov described this neurological phenomenon, which helped inspire David Hockney's sets for the Metropolitan Opera. Richard Feynman experienced it while formulating the quantum theory that won him a Nobel Prize. Sometimes described as a blending of perceptions, synesthesia occurs when only one of the fives senses is aroused but two respond. Journalist Patricia Lynne Duffy draws from her own struggles and breakthroughs with synesthesia to help us better understand the condition, while describing some of the major theories surrounding it. An illuminating examination of the world of synesthetes, Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens is a must-read for science and health buffs, as well as for artists, writers, and creative thinkers-or anyone generally intrigued by the brain, the senses, and perception."
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    #70Denyse Schmidt Quilts

    Denyse Schmidt Quilts

    Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects is a non-fiction reference book about quilting. It was published in 2005 by Chronicle Books. 

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    Jane Boyd
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Quilting may sound boring in hindsight but this novel shows exactly how cool this craft is. This nonfiction novel is so well doneIt will make you want to start quilting soon asyou put the book down."
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    #71Insane Asylums

    Insane Asylums

    Insane Asylums: A Detailed Synopsis Of Their History And Mistreatment Of Patients is a book written by Alex Rice. This is the third book in the Psychopath, Sociopath, Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Mental Health, Insanity series.

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    Jordan Morrison
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "WOw, this is one interesting read that really lets you know the dark secrets of these asylums. It can be a frightening look into the darkness of humans and you should know that before venturing into this book. If you are able to handle hard truths, then this can be entertaining for anyone."
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    #72Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

    Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places
    Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Brad Steiger. It is first published in 2003 by Visible Ink Press. 
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    Karen Riley
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Is this what passes for non-fiction these days? I gave this book a chance but it just reads like people who were reacting to fumes or something. I can't believe anyone actually likes this. "
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    #73From My Mexican Kitchen

    From My Mexican Kitchen

    From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients by Diana Kennedy focuses on providing an information about some of the techniques, ingredients, and recipes for preparing a Mexican food.

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    Amanda Harper
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients doesn't really fall under the category of non-fiction. It is more of a recipe book that goes into more detail about the techniques and ingredients used in each plate."
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    #74The Deceivers

    The Deceivers

    The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War is a historical nonfiction book written by Thaddeus Holt which features spy thriller and espionage events. Published in 2010 by Scribner.

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    Walter Wheeler
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Excellent choice for a non-fiction book. Interesting read, and one that kept me engrossed about military techniques. Overall, a very good read. "
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    #75Bead Soup

    Bead Soup

    Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash is an art reference book written by Lori Anderson. It is first published in 2012 by Kalmbach Books. 

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    Katherine Beck
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is an interesting read on "beaders", people who create things with beads. I was bored and reaching for something to pass the time and the book is involved enough to keep the page turning. Not my favorite topic, but interesting none the less."
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    #76The New Great Game

    The New Great Game
    The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia by Lutz Kleveman is a nonfiction novel originally published in 2004 by the Grove Press. This book discusses the industry of crude oil on a global scale.
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    Tiffany Freeman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I came across this book when I was looking for something else. I was curious to read it because the title stood out in my mind. The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia by Lutz Kleveman is an entertaining read and includes colorful portrays of individuals and a lot of opinionated observations. I was disappointed that it wasn't a serious analysis of the geopolitics in the region. It also does not offer anything substantial in understanding all the complicated factors relating to oil and it needs an update. "
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    #77Predatory Dinosaurs of the World

    Predatory Dinosaurs of the World

    Predatory Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete Illustrated Guide is a science book written by Gregory S. Paul. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 1988 by Simon & Schuster.

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